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JANUARY CALENDAR
Fri. Jan. 5, 9-1,blues SCALLYWAGS
Sat. Jan. 6, 9-1, SurfRock TOM FINCH BAND
Sun. Jan. 7, 8-11 OPEN MIC with THE PINKS
Mon. Jan. 8, 9-12, HipHop SPIN
Wed. Jan. 10, 8-12 LARRY'S KARAOKE
Thurs. 8-12, singalong with DOUG
Fri. Jan. 12, 9-1, latin ABAJO BAND
Sat. Jan. 13, 9-1 country BAR ASSOCIATION
Sun. Jan. 14, 8-11, OPEN MIC with BUDDY CRAIG
Mon. Jan. 15, 8-12, HipHop SPIN
Wed. Jan. 17, 8-11, LARRY'S KARAOKE
Thurs 8-12 country guitar TOSHIO HIRANO
Fri. Jan. 19, 9-1, Hawaii ukes SAGE
Sat. Jan. 20. 18, 9-1, rock/funk LOTUS RUSH
Sun. Jan. 21, 8-11, OPEN MIC with BUDDY CRAIG
Mon. Jan. 22, 8-12, HipHop SPIN
Wed. Dec. 24, 7:30-9:30 LARRY'S KARAOKE
Thurs 8-12 singalong with DOUG
Fri. Jan. 26, 9-1, French gypsy gand DGIIN
Sat. Jan. 27, folk GOOD MEDICINE
Sun. Jan. 28, OPEN MIC with BUDDY CRAIG
Mon. Jan. 29, HipHop SPIN
Wed. Jan. 31, Monthly Birthday with Irish Folk MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
Fri. Feb. 2, 9-1, Rock'n Roll, PETER ASMUS BAND
Sat. Feb. 3, 9-1 pop rock HOLIDAY & THE ADVENTURE POP COLLECTIVE
January, 2007 Volume 31, Number 01

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ARTICLES:
Why "Permanent Bases" In Iraq? By Karen Nakamura
The Quaker's Friends Committee on National Legislation, a source in the following article, asks: "If the US is ultimately leaving Iraq, why is the
Bush Could Usher in a Very Dangerous New Year By Robert Parry
Consortium News The first two or three months of 2007 represent a dangerous opening for an escalation of war in the Middle East, as George W. Bush
Judicial Council And State Courts Offer Propaganda Not Equal Justice By Barbara Kauffman
If the public is wondering why-- year after painful year, and despite a multitude of complaints by court users-various of the California courts are
Judicial Council Trades Fairness For Power And Politics By Barbara Kauffman
The California Judicial Council is the governing body of the California courts, and is directed by the California Constitution to provide "policy"
West Marin News Briefs
Bolinas Anonymous funds offer a makeover of a parcel in downtown Bolinas, from vacant lot to park. The parcel, next to the Bolinas store, 26 Wha
Thank you Elizabeth Terwilliger By Karen Nakamura
The earth, especially Marin County, lost a great warrior on November 27 when Elizabeth Terwilliger died at the ripe old age of 97. She left behind
Global Warming Claims Tropical Island By Environment Editor Geoffrey Lean
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2099971.ece Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited isl
Carter Shares Insight On Peace In Mideast By Marty Rosen
Special to The Courier-Journal Former President Jimmy Carter's new book, "Palestine -- Peace Not Apartheid," reflects a lifetime of contemplation o
West Marin Community in Action: KWMR Open Mic & Cafe Fundraiser Jan. 27
The idea of a commons as part of sustaining a community has been written about elsewhere (see guest editorial, page 2) in this edition of the Coast
Ten Fallacies About the Violence in Iraq By John Tirman
The escalating violence in Iraq's civil war is now earning considerable attention as we pass yet another milestone -- US occupation there, in two w
Be All That You Can Be: Leave the Army By David Swanson
http://www.alternet.org/story/44908/ As long as there has been a US military, people have been leaving it. That choice has never been more appropri
County Library Plans For The Future
Over the next few months the Marin County Free Library will be working with the community to develop a master plan for its library branches. The pl
Report Predicts 2.2 Million Will Lose Homes In US
(EIRNS)--In a report that still understates the damage to be wrought by the popping of the Greenspan housing bubble, the Center for Responsible Len
Call For An End To Taser Use
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Majority of Americans Fear Global Warming, Support Change
Washington, DC (November, 2006) -Earth Day Network (EDN) released a poll that has found a majority of Americans recognize the threat of climate cha
Meth: The Overstated Addiction By Margaret Dooley, Drug Policy Alliance
The Department of Justice has declared today National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. What better way to observe it than taking a break from the hyp
Pioneering Women Commemorated by submission
In commemorating Women's History month, President Bush has said, "Since its beginnings, our land has been blessed by noteworthy women who played de
The Marine Mammal Center's Domoic Acid Trip By Marie Siegenthaler
In response to the several outbreaks over the years, the lack of previous research, and sheer curiosity, the Marine Mammal Center is conducting res
The Government's Assault on Press Freedom By William Bennett Turner
San Francisco Chronicle Vladimir Posner, the former Soviet journalist, used to claim the press was freer in the Soviet Union than it was in the Uni
Steven Forrest Astrology Seminar In Bolinas
Internationally respected astrologer, author, and musician, Steven Forrest will be in Bolinas to offer a three-day intensive seminar in Evolutionar
Mr. Bush's Train Wreck By Timothy Garton Ash
The Guardian (London) What an amazing bloody catastrophe. The Bush administration's policy towards the Middle East over the five years since 9/11
Time To Rebuild Our Social Commons By Jonathan Rowe
There is an ecology to social spaces, just as there is to natural ones. I was reminded of this a while back when I fixed up an old garden bench an
Shock and Owe By Frank Scott
A new year is a time to plan changes for the immediate future. When these are simply personal they can mean a new job, a new school, a new wardrobe
Worse Than Watergate By Antonio R. Serna
The American people have spoken. Control of the Legislative Branch of our government is finally in the hands of those who truly represent the senti
Christmas In Baghdad By Edward W. Miller, MD
Tacitus, (Roman historian) Baghdad, Iraq's capital and largest city lies in that Fertile Crescent, a narrow strip between the Tigris and Euphrates
Moo Town News by Judy Borello
What Next? It's hard enough to be concerned about global warming, the end of the world according to Revelations on the Apocalypse, and nuclear war
Skeptic's Journal The Sound Of Silence By Jeanette Pontacq
I remember when I first heard the words of Simon & Garfunkel's masterpiece, 'The Sound of Silence.' It was in January of 1966. Hello Darkness, my o
Connecting The Dots Shut Up And Shop By Larry Kelley
President George W. Bush * * * In this wonderful season of giving and forgiving, it is truly warming to see just how generous our leaders c
Deer in Park's Gunsight by Richard Kirschman/Dogtown
The National Park Service (NPS) has now completed the paperwork, the bureaucracy has its ducks in a row, so the shooting of the Fallow and Axis Dee
A Fraud Worse than Enron By Elizabeth de la Vega
Elizabeth de la Vega, appearing on behalf of the United States. That is a phrase I've uttered hundreds of times in twenty years as a federal prose
Letter of Thankfulness.
Olema with its three way blinking stop light serves as an unofficial gateway to West Marin. The warmth of another hearth and food prepared by someo
Moving from 2006 to 2007, Part 1 By Michael Hart
Can you imagine carrying all the books from a public library on your keychain? That became possible in 2006. How about carrying the entire Li
Letters To The Editor
Taking the Next Steps It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Elizabeth Terwilliger, fondly known to generations far and wide as Mrs. T.

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